Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop
29 February 2020 - 29 February 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Grafting is a form of propagating new trees or shrubs that is over 2000 years old. Buds or stems – the ‘scion wood’ taken from an existing tree are fused onto another tree, the 'rootstock’. Most trees and many shrubs you buy are produced this way.
It means a fruiting or flowering tree is produced faster than growing from seed. Rootstocks are selected because they might be more tolerant of certain soil conditions or in the cases of fruit trees control the size of the tree. This means you can grow an apple tree in a container or train it against a wall or fence.
Once you have got the hang of it, you can look forward to the satisfaction of growing your own tree and for a fraction of what you would pay down at the nursery. Everyone will be able to take home an apple tree they have grafted in class to grow at home!
Friends of Ness Gardens
18 Years +. There are no formal entry requirements; no previous experience needed.
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